Eylure x Fleur De Force – Review!

I love doing my makeup in the mornings, but I just find that doing my brows is a bit of a chore, y’know? I don’t know why, there’s just something about it that makes it less enjoyable than the rest of my face. So, anything that makes doing them as quick and easy as possible, I am all for.

I went through a phase of using pomades, and waxes, but I just found them too much of a faff and I always think they have a tendency to make brows look a bit harsh and angry looking. I prefer softer, more natural looking brows.

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I’ve watched Fleur’s videos and read her blog for years now, and have always loved how she does her makeup, especially her brows. When I saw that she’d released a whole range of brow products with Eylure, I was super excited to give them a go. When I went into my local boots to pick them up, the products were on a 3 for 2 offer – even better! I picked up the Brow Palette, the Brow Define pencil and the double-ended Brow Tamer brow gel. I got all of these in the shade Medium, and even though I am blonde and prefer a softer looking brow, I do tend to have them a few shades darker than my hair – I just think it looks a bit better.

All of these products are incredible, and they are honestly all I use on my brows now. The Brow Define pencil is amazing at creating hair-like strokes, perfect for natural, yet fuller looking brows. It is double ended too, which to me, is just amazing. It allows you to fill your brows in with a slightly lighter shade at the beginning of your brow, and then gradually make them darker with the slightly darker shade at the other end and this creates a gorgeous gradient effect on your brows.

The Brow Palette includes 2 brow powders, a lighter shade and a darker one, and then a matte highlight too. I like to use the lighter shade in the palette to create fine lines at the start of my brows and then the darker shade to give them a bit more shape and definition. The powders are a really nice formula as they aren’t too pigmented, so you don’t end up with really harsh looking lines, but they are pigmented enough so that they do the job properly. The matte highlight is really nice too, I wasn’t crazy about this when I first saw it, but it highlights the brow bone in a really soft and subtle way, and gives that extra bit of shape. It also acts as a really lovely inner corner highlight on no-makeup, makeup days.

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Now. I was extremely loyal to my L’Oreal Brow Artist Plumping Gel, however since using the Brow Tamer from Fleur’s Eylure range, I haven’t touched it. The clear end of this brow gel is insanely good, it gives brows a really nice shape and does make them look a lot thicker and fuller. I tend to use this when I’ve just had my eyebrows tinted, or when I’m wearing very minimal makeup. I absolutely love the coloured brow gel! The brush is small enough to grab every hair, and it doesn’t go crispy or smudgy like some others do. It keeps my brows in place all day, and they do not budge!

FDF x Eylure Brow Tamer

I can’t recommend this range enough. You may not be as interested if you do prefer a much thicker looking brow, but even so, you can build the products up.

I am so, so impressed with the quality of these products and the packaging is super pretty too! I can’t to see what other products Fleur decides to release!

Links and prices below:

Brow define pencil £12

Brow palette £12

Brow tamer £12

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Drugstore Beauty Haul

Seeing as there are several new products that have graced our drugstores recently, I thought I would go and check them out for myself. There are also a few other things I picked up, that I was either repurchasing or that I just wanted to try that aren’t new releases.

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The first thing that I couldn’t wait to buy, was the Max Factor Voluptuous False Lash Effect Mascara. The wand “wonder brush”, on this mascara really intrigued me as it is very different to any of the other mascaras that I own. I was slightly reluctant as thicker wands, like the Maybelline Lash Sensational create clumpy looking lashes, which I’m not a huge fan of, so I tend to stick to thinner wands, like Benefit Roller Lash. However, I was SO wrong! I have been using this mascara for a few days now and it does not make my eyelashes clumpy looking at all. It gives my lashes length and volume, as well as combing and separating them, which I absolutely love!

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Something else I was super excited to try out was the Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lip Colours, and seeing as they were on a 3 for 2 at Boots, I couldn’t not buy them. I am trying to venture out of my comfort zone of nudes and dark berry toned lipsticks, so I bought a variation of shades; Seduction, Devotion and Passion. I am yet to find a matte, liquid lip colour that ticks all of the boxes so I am really interested to see the formulation of these products and how well they last on the lips – I’ll keep you posted!

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left to right; seduction, devotion, passion.

The next thing I picked up was the Revlon Colorstay Liquid Eye Pen in the shade 01 Blackest Black. I bought one of these months ago, used it a few times and then completely forgot about it! So, as I was rearranging and sorting through my makeup collection, I came across this and forgot how much I loved it! The one I had in my drawer had dried out so I went out and bought another one. Actually, Superdrug had a buy one get one half price, so I bought two – oops. This is the perfect product for creating a cat-eye flick, it is so quick and easy to use! I am forever buying and trying different liquid eyeliners and this one is definitely in my top three, along with the L’Oreal Superliner and the Soap and Glory Supercat.

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I headed over to the Rimmel stand as I wanted to repurchase the Rimmel Wake Me Up foundation in the shade True Ivory. This product gives the skin a healthy, radiant glow. I always use this during Spring and Summer as I don’t like to use anything too heavy as we head into the warmer months. This also has a really hydrating formula which is great if you have any dry areas as it doesn’t cling to them! I would really recommend this if you’re looking for a lightweight foundation to create a glowing complexion.

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As Rimmel was on a 3 for 2, I thought I’d try the Radiance BB Cream. It is in orange packaging too, so I am assuming it’s part of the same collection as the Wake Me Up foundation. In the Summer, or just when I don’t really feel like wearing foundation, I like to use a BB cream to even out my skin tone and to give it just a little bit of coverage. Also, if I want to give my complexion a particular finish, then I tend to mix a foundation with a BB cream as they tend to be a bit more hydrating and radiant. I am really looking forward to trying this out!

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The last thing that I picked up was the Rimmel Match Perfection 2-in-1 Illuminating Concealer in the shade Classic Beige. This is a product that I have never really noticed before, but I have seen several Bloggers and Youtubers talk about it recently, so I thought I would give it a go! I really struggle finding a concealer that does the job properly, without breaking me out, so fingers crossed this is the one!

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I hope you enjoyed this post! Let me know if you have tried any of the products before and what you think of them, or if you know any products that you think I should try! Also, I hope everybody had a lovely Easter!

Links and prices below;

Max Factor Voluptuous False Lash Effect Mascara – £9.99

Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lip Colour – £8.99

Revlon Colorstay Liquid Eye Pen – £6.99

Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation – £8.99

Rimmel Radiance BB Cream – £6.99

Rimmel Match Perfection Illuminating Concealer – £5.99